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DEJA VU HISTORY – 15th CENTURY –

January 31, 2017

First,  a  little Rant –

“Deja vu all over again” ??   No!  I’m not going to state that culturally -imposed knee-jerk reaction which trivializes the actual (quite rare) phenomena.

“He who is ignorant of history is condemned to repeat it...” ??    No!    We hear that so often that we’re oblivious to its serious meaning.

But humans are always humans and similar events do come up again and we should learn from those who  lived before we do,  because they really lived in this world and gained experience.

It is arrogance, narcissism, and hubris to reject what they have learned;  and it is criminal negligence for government schools to keep a knowledge of history from us and to pass on a version of history that was rewritten by current political ideology.

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So.  Now.    I’ll just be matter-of-fact.      Factual.

It was my intention to re-study the 16th century because I know I’ll have to answer many questions about it  during this fateful year of multiple anniversaries, one of which is 1517, the reputed beginning of the “Reformation. ”

(Book recommendation:   “The Unintended Reformation”    by  Brad S. Gregory.)

But I needed to know some background and I got “stuck” in the 15th century –  an amazing and interesting century all over Europe  (anyone familiar with Game of Thrones?),  but unfortunately  a century with familiar circumstances to us in the 21st.

Let’s just do Spain.     After repeated attacks, robberies, knifings,  killings,  banditry,  political assassinations, courtroom disruptions committed by the Moors who were resident in Spain,    it became clear that Spanish citizens, the “indigenous” people of Spain,  were presented with life-and-death danger every day.

The Moors claimed Spain for their worldwide Caliphate and wanted to re-start their war of conquest.   The Moors were the “conquistadores,” so to speak against  the Spanish people.

If this was your home,  you were somewhat safe:

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But if you had to travel somewhere,  or if your  home was a smaller “suburb” or remote village, or if you were a farmer,   then you faced death or capture and forced slavery and conversion to the Moorish religion.    (We call it Islam today.)

(By the way,  for those of you who have learned the re-written version of history,   the truth is that the Church forbade forced conversions to the Catholic faith.  In writing.   In documents.   All over the world.     And the penalty for those who tried it was excommunication from the Church.  And many were.   The real Church teaches that you don’t force anyone to become Catholic. )

But the Moors did force Christians to convert, according to what is written in their book.

So here is the likeness between that time and ours:     As more and more protective laws were developed in 15th century Spain,   restricting the movement of the Moors,  more and more Moors pretended conversion to the Catholic faith.    It’s in their  book that you can do that if it advances the cause.

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I doubt if many 15th century Moors ever understood the images in this painting.   I’m sure many   Moors were repulsed by it,  including some converts.

Many more Christians were killed because of these new “Christians”  being given the same  advantages as the Christian Spanish citizens.

So now in today’s news, I read:   Because the Previous President issued some orders to detain certain people from certain countries and because the Current President has decided enforce those orders,   the entertainment-news media  (in America and in Europe)  are announcing that President Trump is “banning Muslims from entering the United States.”

A falsehood, of course,  but believed by people in those certain countries.    And so, according to some news today,  many Muslims are converting to the Christian faith in order to enter the United States.

Is there anyone in the world who will doubt the sincerity of all these conversions?     All of them?     All?      

Of course not.

Is there anyone who doesn’t know that this was a successful strategy used in the past by other “converts”  and dangerous to the citizens of the target nation?

. . . .

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My loved ones and I don’t live in a safe home, like this.

And we’re not protected by soldiers looking out for us, like this:

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But those who have declared themselves to be enemies of the United States are coming . . .

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. . .    by the hundreds of thousands.

And some of these have declared their intentions.

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“. . .the WORLD.”

“Freedom can go to hell” ??        Freedom is a Western value.

Deja vu?   Once upon a time there was a mindset to protect Western values:

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The Catholic Church has said that every nation has a right to protect itself, its citizens,  its borders and culture.    Every nation has a right to exist.

I hope indeed that this part of history repeats itself.

 

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THE “CHOICE” – 1200 YEARS AGO

August 10, 2016

(From a book I am reading):*

Left alone in the fens:

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The “boy” was 14 years old and was left alone for days,  with only his dog for companionship.     Today we would call that “child abandonment;  but then it was called  relying on the watchfulness of a  young man of 14 years.   He was strong and good,  watchful and smart.

Good;  of good and trustworthy character.

He was left alone for a  few days by his father and a companion to take care of their small house, a hut really,   in the middle of the lonely fens of  …  England.

FENS

 

Fens.    We don’t really think about “fens”  in America.  Not so that we’d be familiar with them.  I’m sure a physical geographer could identify fens,  perhaps in South Carolina where the Swamp Fox practiced guerilla warfare against the British in the Revolution — 240 hundred years ago —  but mostly we are a nation of dryer lands:  prairie, plains,  deserts,  high plateaus, dryer mountain ranges, forests, and valleys.

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The boy was left waiting on a small island of dryer land in the midst of a swampy, marshy area, where his little home had been  built.   He was well-fed by an abundance of fish and fowl.   His portion of dry land  was connected to other pieces of dry land,  pathways, really between the wetlands,  small ponds and rivers, which provided transportation and food — and danger.

The boy’s big hound protected him from the wolves, which were a very real threat, even though his people, the Saxons, had pretty successfully gotten rid of most of these terrifying predators.    But in addition to wild animals, there was the ever present threat of the Danes.

The Danes had arrived a few generations ago and had conquered many areas of F see enemy and readyBritain.   They were the greatest enemy, the greatest present threat to those tribes who were  native  to Britain – even to the Britons themselves.   The Danes were rough and violent conquerors, and they were pagans.  Their aim was to  own Britain, to rule the land, to  enslave the more useful of the people they conquered, and to eradicate Christianity.

And they were pretty much succeeding when this little book opens.  The father and uncle eventually come home,  but the Danes were on their way.  Then all three are off to join other groups of fighting men  in  hopes that they can turn back the onslaught of the Danes.

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In the first battle, they fight these Danish Vikings well and push them back  a little.

F 14 alongside  The fourteen year old fights valiantly alongside his father, but his strong young body is not quite strong enough for the big warriors he must fight off;  he is too young, too small yet.  Too many times the father had to shield the boy’s body from the strong arm of a seasoned  Danish warrior.

In another battle,    a more desperate one,  the father knows that he will likely die, and he gives orders for his son to hold back along the far edges of the battlefield,  and he gives order to his friend to go to his son if he, the father, should fall in battle.   To go to his son and take him to the king.

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Both son and friend do not want to leave the man’s side,  but he is the father,  and there is no thought of disobeying his word.   The father dies,  the friend saves and guards the son;  the father’s name lives on.

The young man, Edmond,  becomes   friend and companion to King Alfred of the Saxons and fights faithfully at his side.  And the story goes on . . .  .the Danes are defeated,  and England becomes part of history, part of our world.

F sorrowfully rode away

Now here we are.      Many hundreds of years later.    Our lands are being invaded.  As the Danes conquered place after place in Britain,  so our lands,  Europe and America and Canada,  are being cleverly and efficiently invaded – just not by Danes this time,  and not only by machete, knives, guns, and explosive devices.

I look for the  intelligence to define the enemy.    I look for leadership to unite us in the cause of self-preservation.    I look for “soldiers” who are strong enough and smart enough to fight off the invading forces.    I look for men of good character that can be relied upon to defend us.

There are many ways to fight,  but it is a soldier’s fighting spirit that we need.

It’s a spirit that makes us think that we, ourselves, are worth preserving.

 

.* The Dragon and the Raven   by G.A  Henty

 

“TOP DOWN, BOTTOM UP, SQUISH THE MIDDLE”

August 11, 2015

Perhaps a good Rant about life and death of nation before I move on to the next Commandment,  which deals with death.

Moon of MuslimI wrote last time of the mass migration of Africans and “Asians”  (the code word for Middle-Easterners) into Sweden, and the violent crimes the Swedes are apparently accepting:  savage rape, gang rapes of Swedish women,  slashings,  killings,  riotings,  bombings,  armed robbery,  and outright theft of Sweden’s tax money . . .

I questioned why the Swedes are unable to stop the Invasion of their country by hostile “migrants,”  who,  by the way,  state their hostile intentions.

But I also alluded to the fact that “Sweden is only just one country,”  meaning that most European countries (and Canada and the U.S. )  are experiencing Invasion too,  so we all must pay attention to this U.N.  mandated mass migration.

Greeks were told they have to accept multitudes of foreigners into their islands. Here are recent scenes from their coastal ports . . . .

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There are no resources to take care of this number of newcomers.

migrants spread islamThere are not enough “officials”  to register — or care for — everyone arriving.

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Oh,  the  U.S.  isn’t receiving this mass migration through coastal ports,  but it is ongoing here;  fences, notwithstanding.

Migration surgeThe U.N.  not only tells the leaders of nations that they have to accept this mass migration,  but we MUST call these Invaders “refugees.”  They come from such chaotic countries.   They have so little food.  No way to make a living.  They suffer in their own homelands.

Astonishingly,  the answer is not to help these poor nations create things for themselves,   manufacture things,  produce things — all activities which would grow wealth for the citizens of these nations,  to use for food, medical care, build infrastructure for clean water, transportation — all reasonable and possible outcomes.

Astonishingly,  our Rulers’ answer is that these people “at the bottom”  must be poured into nations “at the top”  with the acknowledged result that this migration will bring DOWN  the top  by allowing the BOTTOM to plunder the wealth of the only nations who could have helped their own homelands!

Saul Alinsky, anyone?    In this marxist-socialist  economy,  the rich get richer, the poor get poorer — and dislocated —  and stable nations can no longer sustain this type of human migration — the vast Middle, where most of us live.  This is what that motto means:  Top down:   destroy the First World nations.   Obliterate their ethnicity.    Bottom up:    move Third World nations into First World territory.     Destroy the Middle — because in every nation,  the “Middle”  are the producers of the wealth of a nation.

Sheeesh!    I wish everyone could understand the process that is being perpetrated on us.   The more I read, the more horrors I find,  hidden by our entertainment-news media.

What happened when these same groups moved into Europe in the 7th century?    It wasn’t Scandinavia,  it was Italy and France and Spain.

They fought to defend themselves.  In the 7th century,   then 8th, the 9th, on and on….  the 16th century,  the 17th century.    They fought to defend themselves, their families,  their cultures, their nations, their God.    That’s why we have a Europe.  (See map below.)

Be clear:     When immigrants come into a country,  they intend to become part of that culture.

When invaders come into a country,  they intend to change that country into their own image.

How many languages now must an American school accommodate?   Hospitals?  Government agencies?    Again,  astonishing.

Who is saying First World Nations MUST NOT retain their unique identity anymore?

Here’s a close-up of a portion of that crowd entering Greece:

Migrants with Head scarves

Am I ranting needlessly?   Here are THEIR goals by the year 2020.

MAP of 2020 WorldFive years away.

Do you believe the Alinsky-ites?       Do we have no right to exist as who we are?   Are we guilty just for being who we are?    Do all the things our parents and grandparents and great-grandparents worked to achieve belong to these migrant invaders from other nations?

Alinsky says “Bring us down”   Top down.    “Bring them up by giving our things to them,  our land,  our culture,  our goods, our money.”

(Of course it is “us against them.”   Every nation is an “us”  but we all must play according to civil rules in world affairs.  And every “us” has a right to exist and defend itself against a hostile “them.”   I already explained how we can help the “thems.”)

With all the attention on these two extremes,  the Middle,  the  “most of us,”    will soon disappear —   as the modern Scandinavian descendants of the Vikings might be doing.    So far.     Or for as long as our World Rulers are able to carry out their plan to weaken stable countries  — and thus strengthen their Global Rulership.

Let’s consider the Fifth Commandment next.   See if we can sort out the difference between murder and killing; between what is a sin and  what is necessary.

WHERE HAVE ALL THE VIKINGS GONE?

August 10, 2015

Heads-up  about Sweden.

This man could be one of my relatives —

viking manExcept modern barbers tend to “scalp”  the modern man.      Hiding their “strength,”  so to speak.    (Just kidding.)    (I think.)

For many centuries the Swedes had a strong civilization in every sense of the word.  Navigation, trade,  iron making, tool and weapon making,  boat building, jewelry of the finest worked gold and silver (which are found in museums today),   well-developed mythology and religion, a cohesive culture,  and of interest to us today,  a rudimentary idea of democracy in their  Ting (Thing).

And, oh yes —

viking general     —   they knew how to defend themselves.

Yes,  we know them as the Vikings today, from the last couple centuries of this period of time.     They were serious about defense.   They were serious about going after their enemies, and they were serious about strengthening their lands, sometimes by expansion.

viking chargeSo there was no international banking and investments and corporations and the “Art of the Deal”  and mergers and hostile take-overs —  methods we use today to “strengthen”  our national holdings.

No.  You’ve got an enemy.   You eliminate your enemy.

Your population is expanding.   You need more land.

You get more land by exploration, settling new-found lands — or by warfare and absorption of the people who live in the land you’ve just conquered.

Uh.   Not that I totally approve of all this.    But this was a fairly stable culture for many centuries,  even if the exquisite art work and metal industries were mixed with warfare   and,  again,  they knew how to defend themselves. 

Next,   after a century or two of killing any Christians who tried to move in and settle,  eventually a king became Christian,  and the Gospel “spread” more rapidly,  most likely in the typical whole-hearted but Viking way.   Sweden had joined Christendom.

They were in Christendom for just a few centuries, until the time of international commerce arose and the  merchants and a new generation of royalty took Sweden out of the Church and into the highly commercially successful but chaotic world of Protestantism.    Sweden then followed this new world right down into . . .  whatever was expedient for “getting along”  —  obedience,  tolerance,  dependence,   compliance;  whatever quality serves the authorities . . .  . Progressive liberalism.

This is Sweden today:

Sweden Fire

They’re not making war on anyone today.    Someone is making war on them.   They’re not defending their own country.   The magnificent qualities of self-determination, self-reliance,  and independence  is not apparent.     Is it gone?

Today Sweden is undergoing what future historians will be able to freely call an Invasion.       Invasion.  Takeover.    Conquering . . .   These are the kinds of words the Invaders themselves are using.    They are not hiding their intentions.  “This land is going to be ours.”   Some people in the Swedish government are permitting and defending these No-Go zones.

Map no-go(Map of No-Go zones released by Swedish police)

Of course, if you’re invading a country, you do it bit by bit.   Take ownership of one area after another — until you meet resistance.       I’m not Swedish by citizenship.  I’m firmly American.    But my ethnicity is one-half Swedish, I’m interested, and I’m alarmed for those who still live in Sweden.

The Invaders push in, with  force,  rioting,  bombings,  and the usual intimidations,  bullying,  criminal acts perpetrated on the Swedes,  using Swedish laws against the Swedes — and being paid by the Swedish taxpayers in the form of free apartments,  medical care, schooling,   and whatever other support the Swedish welfare system gives them.

Here’s a photo with a caption which states what is not supposed to be spoken out loud:

Swedish photo with captionsSwedish government officials,  and the media,  have an explanation for the tactics these Invaders are using.

Their explanation?

Swedes are xenophobic.     They just don’t like foreigners,  so those pesky Swedes are causing the rioting.

I have not presented even 1/100 of the difficulties that are occurring with these Invaders — whom we are supposed to call “refugees”  during this period of migration of Third World populations into Europe and America — propounded,  promoted,  and insisted upon by the U.N.

Sweden is only just one country.

The land where Vikings used to live.

Where have all the Vikings gone?

I haven’t forgotten my series on the Ten Commandments.    Perhaps this is a lead-up into the next Commandment.